Frequently Asked Questions

Are granite countertops durable?

Yes! Granite is one of the hardest natural stones making it resistant to heat and staining.

What is a honed finish?

A honed finish has a soft matte appearance without gloss or reflection.

How do I care for my stone countertops?

Wipe up spills immediately. Clean with a mild soap and water. Do not use vinegar, lemon juice or products that contain acids.

Why are some stones more expensive than others?

Natural stone is priced according to scarcity and difficulty to quarry. Most stones come from other countries so transportation costs are also a factor.

What are levels or tiers of stone?

This is a way of grouping popular stones according to price. Less expensive stone is not poorer in quality.

What is an edge profile?

The edge profile is the fabricated detail along the edge of your countertop. There are many ways to customize your project using unique edge detailing.

What is Engineered stone?

Engineered stone is man made using a mixture of quartz and resin. This is a very durable stone available in many designer colors not found in natural stone. Sometimes this stone product is referred to simply as quartz.

What is the difference between Quartz and Quartzite?

Quartz refers to a man made or engineered stone that uses quartz to manufacture. Quartzite is a natural stone with a hardness that exceeds granite. Quartzite is very durable with beautiful veining and colors.

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